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Acton Homeless Concern

Emmaus House, 1 Berrymead Gardens, London W3 8AA

020 8992 5768

Map   Website: bit.ly/1rY49Ay

Call for the times of their wide range of services.

Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care


c/o Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SX, London

01483 824006

Wednesday: 7:45am–9:15pm (Embankment)

Soup, coffee, tea etc plus sandwiches, biscuits etc - and spend time chatting to people.

Food (free)

All Saints' Church

Carnegie Street, Islington, London N1 9QW

020 7837 0720

Tuesday & Thursday: 10pm–12am

Map   Website: bit.ly/rIk8P

Mission statement: Making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ.

Food (free), Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

American Church

79a Tottenham Court Rd, (Entrance in Whitfield Street), London W1T 4TD

020 7580 2791

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10pm–12am

Map   Website: bit.ly/19sMLjr

The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries. The clothing store is open on alternate Mondays. This service is closed in August.

Clothing store, Food (free)


3A Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 6PA

020 88064250

Thursday: 6:15am–7:30pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Website: bit.ly/1wZGBhA

Mission statement: "Empowering people, inspiring change. Love is all there is." Vegetarian food, and music while they distribute.

Food (free)

ASLAN (All Souls Local Action Network)

c/o All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, London W1T 6QG

020 7580 3522

Saturday: 5:30pm–8:15am (tea run: 5.30am Tavistock Street; 6.10 Old Howard Hotel, Temple Place; 6.40 Adam Street; 7.20 Police Station, King William IV Street; 7.50 St John‚Äôs Church, Waterloo)
Saturday: 9pm–12am (day centre at Webber Street, near Waterloo)

Map   Website: bit.ly/K90HTT

Christian organisation that participates in the Westminster Churches Winter Shelter (by referral only). Saturday evenings entertainment (by invitation from All Souls Church, Langham Place, every Monday at 9.30am).

Food, Leisure activities

Baron’s Court Project

69 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DD

020 7603 5232

Monday–Wednesday: 2am–5pm (drop-in, showers/laundry and café)
Friday: 12pm–2pm (women's group)
Friday: 2:30am–5:30pm (Green Palm Club for isolated black people)
Thursday: 2am–5pm (life skills)

Map   Website: bit.ly/QCjsF

Friendly drop-in where people who are vulnerable through homelessness or mental health problems can socialise, find support and access services. One-to-one advice (Tue & Thu).

Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food, Internet access, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Medical/health

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP

020 7240 0544

Sunday: 1am–3pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/154swg

Limited number of tickets for Sunday roast available at 10.30am.

Food (free)


Memorial Community Church, 389-395 Barking Rd, London E13 8AL

020 7474 6603

Saturday: 8pm–11:30am (cooked breakfast 9–11am)
Monday: 10pm–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1ABaffo

Regular NHS nurse clinics and signposting to other support agencies. More facilities available on Mondays. Practical activities to build esteem and encourage hope. Small group work developing life skills and confidence.

Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links

Christ Apostolic Church (Bethel) UK

217–23 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 8AN

020 7729 4375/ 661

Saturday: 12pm–1:30pm (last Saturday of the month)
Sunday: 8pm–9am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1xrM8Tg

Welcomes homeless people every Sunday morning for a cooked breakfast and the last Saturday of the month for hot meals.

Food (free)

Christian Kitchen


Monday–Sunday: 8am–8:30pm (Mission Grove car park, Walthamstow)

Website: bit.ly/e6D87R

Hot meals from a mobile kitchen van.

Food (free)

Community of Sant'Egidio UK Charitable Trust

Flat 2, 4 Stanhope Road, London N6 5LR

07595 931348

Saturday: 5am–7pm (Kensington Church St to Gloucester Rd tube; and Kensington High St)

The mission of the Community of Sant'Egidio is establishing friendship with the poor, whoever and wherever they may be, in the light of the teaching of the Gospel. Distribute food and clothes and organise social events, especially around Christmas.

Clothing store, Food, Leisure activities

Community Table

Southcroft Church (Ichthus), 276 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 6NU

020 8677 0880

Thursday: 11pm–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/17u9KtW

Provides food, clothing and a warm welcome to anyone in need: "Loving people with the love of Jesus. Kind, caring support & understanding." Barber every four weeks - phone to check.

Barber, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food (free)

Coptic City Mission (St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church)

Allen Street, Kensington, London W8 6UX

0207 937 5782

Tuesday: 9am–10pm (Seaforth Place, behind Westminster City Hall)

Map   Website: bit.ly/eYa6GD

Outreach mission from young Copts.

Food (free)

Ealing Soup Kitchen

St John’s Church Hall, Mattock Lane, London W13 9LA

0208 840 0651

Saturday & Sunday: 3:30am–5pm
Friday: 11pm–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/A57KP

They also give practical help/housing advice. AA meetings.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Food (free)

Emmanuel Church (Stratford)

Romford Rd/Upton Lane, London E7 8BD

020 8522 1900

Thursday: 7:30pm–8:30am


Cooked breakfast.

Food (free)

Emmanuel Pentecostal Church

374 Lee High Road, London SE12 8RS

020 8852 8261

Tuesday: 6am–8pm (Life Bread)

Map   Website: bit.ly/GI7Yoa

Free hot food.

Food (free)


Unit 7, Deptford Trading Estate, Blackhorse Road, London SE8 5HY

020 7394 2468

Map   Website: bit.ly/1B8MdIU

Redistributes surplus fresh food to vulnerable people. Works with over 250 local charities, 150 companies and 200 volunteers to improve the health and well being of over 9,500 vulnerable people annually.


Farm Street Church

114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH

020 7493 7811

Monday: 8am–10:30pm

Oxford St route: Davies St, Bourdon St, S Molton St, Oxford St (S Moulton St to Oxford Circus), top end of Regent St to Hanover St, Hanover Sq, New Bond St Berkeley Sq route: Berkeley Sq; Berkeley St; Green Park tube; Piccadilly. Hyde Park Corner route: Mount St; Park Lane underpasses (Park La and Hyde Pk Corner); Shepherds Mkt; Curzon St.

Food (free)



Friday: 8:45am–11pm (Strand, near Ryman’s)
Friday: 8:45am–11pm (Waterloo, near IMAX)

Website: bit.ly/nDTFHu

Help for people of all faiths and none, and a sympathetic ear.

Food (free)

Flowing Rivers Foundation

Suite 404, BMS House, 280 Oxlow Lane, Dagenham, London RM10 8LP


Tuesday: 7am–10pm (fellowship – Castle Green, Dagenham)
Sunday: 6:30am–8pm (2nd & 3rd week of month – Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1xyrD2L

Charitable organisation dedicated to reaching out to marginalised members of society. Founded upon Christian ethos, they aspire to address the social conditions of people in their vicinity by showing practical love.

Clothing store, Food (free)

Food Not Bombs


Saturday: 5am–6pm (alternate Saturdays, the Narroway)

Website: bit.ly/bfzmxE

For details, please email the group: londonfnb@lists.riseup.net.

Food (free)

Good Samaria Network in partnership with the Abbey Centre

34 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BU

0203 651 0869

Sunday: 5am–7pm
Monday: 6am–8pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1mgtna6

Provides hot meals for vulnerable homeless people in a dignified environment to eat rather than on the streets.

Food (free)

Hare Krishna Food for All

102 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN

07946 420 827

Monday–Saturday: 12pm–1pm (behind Kentish Town station, Islip St)
Monday–Saturday: 1am–1:45pm (Arlington Rd/Inverness St)
Monday–Saturday: 2am–2:30pm (York Way)
Monday–Friday: 12:45pm–1:45pm (LSE and SOAS)
Monday–Thursday: 7:30am–8:30pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Map   Website: bit.ly/cjkt0r

Yoga and music. Delicious food made with pure vegetarian ingredients.

Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities, Music/drama

Haringey Migrant Support Centre

St John Vianney Church Hall, 386 West Green Road, Haringey, London N15 3QL


Monday: 1am–5pm (drop-in, immigration & welfare advice, hot lunch)

Map   Website: bit.ly/UTaNvP

Weekly drop-in service. Free immigration advice from legal professionals, and advice and signposting services on welfare and health issues. It provides a safe and welcoming space, helping to reduce social isolation amongst migrants and serving as a hub for social and wellbeing activities. It welcomes people from all migrant groups, regardless of their specific immigration status.

Advocacy, Benefits advice, Food (free), Legal advice

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